People read for different reasons. Some read for entertainment value, wanting a fun release to take them away from reality for a few hours. Others read to learn something more about themselves through the characters they come to know and love or the situations those characters find themselves in.
Seeds of Change is a new science fiction anthology that combines both!
The world has become a divisive place in the last few months. Tensions are thickening over climate change, terrorism, mobilization of former powers, political elections, taxes, etc. It feels more dangerous than ever before.
People are looking for answers.
I’ve discovered over the years that some of the best thinkers—those who think outside of the box—exist as writers within the science fiction and fantasy genre. There is a reason why, after a national catastrophe, the US government asks science fiction writers for aid in understanding what has happened… or what the ramifications could be of a certain event. I think this speaks volumes about science fiction writers and how we all should at the very least listen and think upon what they say.
Seeds of Change, an anthology edited by John Joseph Adams, is a book where the reader gets several glimpses of very current and real issues that are in discussion right now in the majority of countries out there by some great science fiction and fantasy writers. It includes short stories by Tobias Buckell and Ken MacLeod. Read on for more information!
About the Anthology
Imagine the moment when the present ends, and the future begins–when the world we knew is no more and a brave new world is thrust upon us. Gathering stories by nine of today’s most incisive minds, Seeds of Change confronts the pivotal issues facing our society today: racism, global warming, peak oil, technological advancement, and political revolution. Many serve as a call to action. How will you change with the future?
These nine stories sow seeds of change across familiar and foreign territory, from our own backyards to the Niger Delta to worlds not yet discovered. Pepper, the mysterious mercenary from Tobias S. Buckell’s Crystal Rain and Ragamuffin, works as an agent for change—if the price is right—in “Resistance.” Ken MacLeod envisions the end-game in the Middle East in “A Dance Called Armageddon.” New writer Blake Charlton imagines a revolutionary advance in cancer research in “Endosymbiont.” Award-winning author Jay Lake tackles technological change and the forces that will stop at nothing to prevent it in “The Future by Degrees.” Other stories by K.D. Wentworth, Jeremiah Tolbert, Mark Budz, Ted Kosmatka, and Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu range from the darkly satirical to the exotic. All explore the notion that change will come. Will you be ready?
Seeds of Change is an August 2008 release. It’s now available from from online retailers such as Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com, and in traditional brick-and-mortar stores nationwide. Ebook versions are available for: Kindle, Sony Reader, and Mobipocket Reader, and are available in additional formats via ebook retailer Fictionwise.